when bibbed overalls make you cry

i love seeing mila in these overalls.

when i was 17-weeks pregnant at our anatomy scan, the doctor told us our baby was a girl (yay!) and also that she had markers for a fatal genetic disorder, trisomy 18. i had blood tests to confirm right away, but it took three agonizing days to hear the results. i’ve never cried or prayed so much. thankfully, the tests came back clear — but those three days were dark and full of dispaih. i wrote about my experience over on well rounded before mila was born, but wanted to wait and share until i had a happy, healthy baby in my arms. and here she is!

to be honest, i had almost blocked out that terrible week until i saw her in this outfit yesterday. i bought these little overalls the day i found out she did not have the disorder. it was a way to get out of the house after staying in bed for three days, and a celebration — we were having a girl!! seriously, seeing her in these overalls yesterday made me tear up. i’m so thankful she’s a healthy baby, and so thankful she’s ours!

yesterday, we went to a winery in virginia with some of steven’s co-workers. it was the perfect weather, and mila was the life of the party, although she has a strong preference for her mama over all the other people who want to to hold her. oops!

also, every picture of me from this summer is in this dress. oops, again. mom life.



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he's a culinary institute of america grad in medical school. she's a journalist, who prior to their meeting, used the oven solely for storage.

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